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Newton Police Log: Thief Caught on 'T,' Man Knocks Down Traffic Light and Busted

The following information was provided by the Newton Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Nov. 5

Police arrested Sadaryl L. Parham, 18, of 303 Newtonville Ave. in Newton, on a warrant from Newton District Court for malicious destruction of property, assault and battery and witness intimidation.

Police arrested Sean Sullivan Buckley, 28, of 1 Davis Road in Tyngsboro, on a warrant from Lowell District Court for driving an uninsured motor vehicle, no license in possession, no inspection sticker, driving with a suspended registration, a number plate violation and registration not in possession. 

A Nathan Road resident reported someone stole her snow blower. The neon orange Ariens snow blower had been left in the driveway, and was visible from the street.

A resident got a call from a person who said he worked for the IRS, who told the resident he should meet him and bring $6,500 to clear up owed taxes from 2004 and 2007. Police called the man back who said he worked for the IRS. He hung up when the officer asked to talk to a supervisor.


Nov. 6

Police summonsed a 61-year-old man from Somerville to court for violation of a restraining order.


Nov. 7

The manager of Walgreen's on Langley Road realized her cell phone was missing and checked the security tape and saw a man walk into the office and take her phone and then tried to open the safes and a cash box, but they were locked. She told the clerks about her missing phone and they remembered the man. They went out to find the man and located him on Union Street. They had him open his bag and saw a phone that looked like the manager's phone. They told him to give it back and when he refused they said they would call police. He gave back the phone and then got on a Green Line train. Newton Police stopped a man matching his description at the Chestnut Hill MBTA stop. Edward Christopher Dean, 47, of 109 Bernard Road in Brighton Apt. 11, was arrested on charges of larceny from a building, attempted breaking and entering of three depositories, shoplifting and resisting arrest.

A Mercedes parked in a lot on Boylston Street and found a large scratch in the shape of a swirl on the drivers side board.


Nov. 8

A car struck an traffic light in West Newton on Washington Street and left a trail of fluids leading away from the scene. An officer found a car leaking fluids and with heavy front end damage farther down the street. The driver said he was just in an accident, and had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet. He was taken to hospital, and the 30-year-old man from Milton was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation.

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